Working with suppliers

Collaboration with suppliers for sustainable value creation

Sustainability is a core element of Roche’s strategy, and central to procurement’s purpose of delivering long term value for the company and our patients.

Procurement supports Roche in doing now what patients need next by delivering value beyond savings, driving sustainability in the communities where our patients live. One of the key ways procurement does this is by collaborating with our suppliers to find and build sustainable solutions for some of the world's most pressing problems.

Partnering with Suppliers & Startups for Innovation

Innovation is a key aspect of sustainability at Roche, ensuring that we continually evolve and adapt to consistently deliver to our patients what they need next. Access to innovation is facilitated in a large part by our value chain, with Startupsmore often than not holding the key to unlocking potential. The Roche Global Procurement team have worked to re-establish processes; designed to assess, quantify, monitor and mitigate the risks of Startup engagement, whilst focusing on faster, simpler and more agile ways to onboard. This in turn allows business stakeholders to survey the market and add value through Startup expertise.

The ‘Startup Portal’ allows interested Startups to actively register their interest in working with Roche. Due diligence can be undertaken that is fit for purpose enabling a more suited onboarding process.

The result? Mutually beneficial partnerships with industry leading and innovative companies, working together with Roche to provide sustainable solutions that will ultimately benefit our patients and society at large.

To register as a Startup looking to work with Roche – please click

Supplier Recognition

Successful supplier partnerships at Roche require an equal, open and transparent relationship, with honest feedback being a two-way process. Roche is also committed to giving credit to our supplier’s where it is due. Internally, regular google+ posts are released bringing to the attention of our Global Procurement teams the suppliers that have demonstrated outstanding loyalty, commitment and partnering. Supplier Day brings together strategic suppliers with Roche colleagues and senior leadership. This invitation-only event includes keynote presentations, panel discussion, working sessions, startup-arenas, networking opportunities and supplier awards. At Roche’s Supplier Day, awards are given out to deserving winners in the areas of exceptional sustainability achievements, innovative and exclusive solutions, successful and solid partnerships, robust business continuity, solid implementation of diversity program, and for the establishment of new outstanding partnerships.

In addition to Supplier Day, Roche Startup Day takes place in order to drive partnerships, innovation and new ways of working with Startup suppliers. The event brings together Startups with Roche colleagues in order to create a platform where business challenges are shared and addressed by Startups. The event is led by groups driving innovation within Roche (Global Procurement, InnoLAB) with the ultimate goal of finding solutions for our most prominent business challenges under a one Roche approach.

Access For our Suppliers & Service Providers

Supplier Code of Conduct e-learning programInnovation in Action – Register your interest as a Start-Up Company

You can also contact our  if you have an opportunity for collaboration, an interesting technology, or a potential breakthrough.

*Alternatively, If you're a startup company and interested in contacting us, please send a mail towith the word startup as the mail's subject.


Supplier Code of ConductCertificate on Roche's Sustainability Commitments

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